The city of Zhanjiang, in Guangdong province, has become an unlikely tourist destination after appearing in hit TV show The Bad Kids. Photo Shutterstock The city of Zhanjiang, in Guangdong province, has become an unlikely tourist destination after appearing in hit TV show The Bad Kids. Photo Shutterstock
The city of Zhanjiang, in Guangdong province, has become an unlikely tourist destination after appearing in hit TV show The Bad Kids. Photo Shutterstock
Mercedes Hutton
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Destinations known by Mercedes Hutton

China’s ‘daka’ tourists show that post-pandemic travel will be no more meaningful

  • After appearing in a hit television show a Guangdong city experienced a ‘tourism boom’ fuelled by ‘daka’ travel
  • Young domestic travellers are touring Zhanjiang’s modest sites simply so they can post pictures on social media

The city of Zhanjiang, in Guangdong province, has become an unlikely tourist destination after appearing in hit TV show The Bad Kids. Photo Shutterstock The city of Zhanjiang, in Guangdong province, has become an unlikely tourist destination after appearing in hit TV show The Bad Kids. Photo Shutterstock
The city of Zhanjiang, in Guangdong province, has become an unlikely tourist destination after appearing in hit TV show The Bad Kids. Photo Shutterstock
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Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton is a Hong Kong-based journalist. She joined the Post in 2018, where she writes about culture, the environment and history for Post Magazine, and covers travel and tourism in Asia in a weekly column, Destinations Known.